Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) principles aim to improve the health and comfort of buildings for occupants while at the same time reducing negative impacts on the environment.
Considering ESD principles in the early stages of development provides long-term benefits to home owners, the community and the environment if these principles are incorporated into home design. If applied suitably, well-established passive design principles can achieve long-term reduction in household energy consumption (improving affordable living outcomes), comfort levels and environmental benefits through reduced resource consumption.
Passive design can be applied in both planning stage and building stage through optimising the orientation of residential lots and floor layouts
To design a home that suits the climatic conditions of Wodonga, please make reference to the fact sheets attached below.